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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jul 18, 2021 1:29pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: text reader

the site only offers a single, male voice. if you have a female it is likely a preference setting, your OS or add-on to your device.

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Poster: JulienneC Date: Jul 18, 2021 5:27pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: text reader

I'm afraid I don't understand what mean. I don't know what you mean by a "preference setting" (of what exactly?) or by an add-on to my "device" (I assume you mean my computer). I never changed the preference settings of anything as far as I know. You mean the preference settings on my Internet archive account? my computer? ... I do have Read Aloud (text to speech voice reader) installed on google chrome; I have sometimes changed the voice on the settings, but I fail to see how that should have changed the voice used on the Internet Archive. Do you know, in any case, how I might get the male voice back? It use to be male before changing aburtly to female.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jul 18, 2021 6:44pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: text reader

it likely changed due an update on your device, perhaps the operating system. i would not know how to change that. maybe search on the web.

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Poster: JulienneC Date: Jul 20, 2021 12:03pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: text reader

I figured it out. Goggle chrome is responsible for the abrupt change to that horrible female voice. So I switched to using Internet Explorer, and they still use the regular male voice. Thanks anyway for your help. Anybody having the same problem needs to stop using google chrome to listen to books on the Internet Archive.